Thursday, January 13, 2011
arranging and re-arranging
I haven't got much craftiness to show for this week, except for the little pile above. (Unless you count ordering quilting books on amazon as craftiness, that is ... No?) I pulled these fabrics out of my stash with making the apron (here's a pretty example) from Patchwork Style in mind. My first inspiration was to use the bold flowery Laura Ashley print on the left with the pale pink linen/cotton-mix fabric on the right. It wasn't very easy to find 6 fabric to go with those out of my existing stash of recent and older fabrics even though only small scraps are needed and I've got quite a good range of fabrics, I think. After some re-arranging and switching I came up with the collection above and am still happy with my choice after sleeping over it. Not too matchy-matchy, also not too wildly different. I'm looking forward to seeing how the project will turn out!
As to what I've otherwise been doing with my spare time ...
... I've cleaned out, re-labeled and re-arranged our spice drawer. I know ... For some reason in January the cleaning and decorating bug gets me. After we put our Christmas decorations in boxes last weekend, I got the urge to re-arrange things in our home and have everything be orderly, cozy and stylish (still a long way to go from that ...). And I started with the spice drawer ... Well, ... Anyway ... I labeled the lids (instead of the sides) of our recycled spice jars with labels from this pretty book. So much more practical if you can see right away what's inside the jar when opening the drawers ... Duh!
I also made this little arrangement.
We got this dancing couple as an engagement present and bought the postcard in the frame on our trip to Paris when we got engaged in 2009. Next to them I put some postcards we received from friends and family in the last couple of weeks telling good news and sending good wishes for the New Year.
It's a good start.